Home | About | Donate

After Approving Strike on Iran Backed by Bolton, Pompeo, and Haspel, Trump Reportedly Called Off Attack at Last Minute

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/06/21/after-approving-strike-iran-backed-bolton-pompeo-and-haspel-trump-reportedly-called

3 Likes

This is what you get when a thoroughly corrupt DNC / DCCC corporate manipulated candidacy like Hillary Clinton takes a frigging MOVIE to SCOTUS as retaliation in mutually deplorable (her word) bludgeoning of life. Damn them all, licking the anuses of corporate buyers for corrupt advantage that has nothing to do with long term justice, balance and life - because they are BLIND to anything other than power to drive existence down the drain in the mirror world of predatory capitalism. These knee-jerk robotic monsters present with extended career histories of the clinically insane. They are mirror images of each other and NEED TO BE REMOVED from government. They will manipulate as if government has been consumed - it is OUR responsibility to bring to bear the FORCE of the will of the people against a globally power-grabbing mafia.

This must be done with clear, documented arguments over and over and over again. This is when consequences CAN and MUST be cited, and because of the manipulations, will serve to be virtually PROPHETIC.

How do we test for a legitimate leader of a department like DoD; for which there is NO leadership today? It has been and is being noted that MANY departments have nothing but interim leadership. Should this be argued as an entire classification exhibiting NO CONFIDENCE and incompetence? I would submit that these are questions that serve to reveal entire sets of changes that Congress must make.

16 Likes

Confirmed: the US empire seeks to ‘clear’ the path for the invasion of Iran

4 Likes

AI is here - now! It is in the insidious privatized polls that are set with algorithms to generate the opposite of the public will; decisions made according to corrupt “ratings” and the entire swamp that is the “electoral college”. It is the voting machine algorithms that change votes according to percentage points for a given candidate. I’m sure that others can cite other instances.

Trump is a media machine and his appointees are MIC bots. Gee, think there might be some itsy bitsy conflicts there?

It is too insulting to the art of Kabuki to use the term anymore as derogatory. How we identify the war being waged by various “classes” and against whom must UNITE those of us who see the necessity to restore ecological integrity and human decency before it is too late.

11 Likes

Anyone remember Iran Air flight 665 shot down by the US Navy in 1988? Despite being a regularly scheduled flight and still being in Iranian airspace, all the US could say as an excuse after killing 260 people including 60 children, was “oops!” Trump wants to start a war over an unmanned drone.

28 Likes

The 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty must be brought into this current crisis. That pre-meditated attack was a false-flag op covered-up by Israel and craven US traitors ever since, and is prelude to today’s false-flag ops! " the (1967) White House deliberately prevented the U.S. Navy from coming to the defense of USS Liberty by recalling Sixth Fleet military rescue support while the ship was under attack"! That treasonous behavior has only increased in today’s trump/bolton/pompeo WH! http://www.gtr5.com/

" Israel intended to sink the Liberty and blame Egypt for it, thus dragging the United States into a war on Israel’s behalf. This seems to be a common trick of Israel. Starting with the Lavon affair, through the USS Liberty, to the [fake radio transmitter that tricked Reagan into attacking Libya, to potentially 9-11 itself Israel’s game is to frame Arabs and set them up as targets for the United States.

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Moorer_Report Please read to understand what is still happening today and by who - both in Israel and the US governments, vis a vis Iran!

This is the report by the Moorer Commission - “Admiral Thomas Moorer, a former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman who spent a year investigating the attack as part of an independent panel on the facts of the Israeli attack on America to lure the US into war” - “to get America into our fight” as Israeli leaders planned! That MO has greatly expanded and increased to America’s great loss! The “official” US inquiry was “directed to conclude that the attack was a case of ‘mistaken identity’ despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.”

The "senior Israeli lead pilot, recognized the Liberty as American immediately, so informed his headquarters, and was told to ignore the American flag and continue his attack . He refused to do so and returned to base, where he was arrested.

https://www.whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/ussliberty.html

To understand today and the pre-meditated plans to attack Iran, one must understand history, and the Liberty attack is at the core of Israeli policy then and now, and the treason by US government players from 1967 to this very moment!

BDS! End ALL US “aid” to Israel NOW! Justice for the USS Liberty crew and survivors!

18 Likes

That was not the only “oops”. There was also flight 800 off Long Island that was destroyed with major loss of life. It was/is claimed by many including eye-witnesses, aviation experts and Gov officials, that “the USS Seawolf in a major Navy exercise off Long Island was responsible and the accident covered-up - a subsurface-launched missile impacted TWA 800 at 13,800 feet.”.

10 Likes

It may be worse than we thought. While I still agree that Donald Trump is a deranged megalomaniac, it appears that under his “leadership” the military and intelligence services are left to their own devices and operate with relative impunity, only informing our imbecile POTUS of what they had done long after the fact.
I have a bad feeling that we will be at war with Iran long before Donald trump is ever briefed on it. And that should be more frightening than anything. Imagine a palace coup if you will, that finds Mike Pompeo in the Oval Office, surrounded by sycophants like Bolton and Abrams. It works like this all the time in central and South American juntas. A sitting presidente who pissed off his generals wakes up one morning to find himself in jail, in exile, or in hell.
This is what fascism looks like

14 Likes

The pentagon opposed strikes. A big reason Mattis left was disagreement about Iran, including leaving the nuclear deal. Mattis reportedly ignored orders by Trump that would make the potential for hostilities worse.

2 Likes

FYI: Another good interview of Iranian experts by Amy Goodman on DemocracyNow! this morning, providing Iranian intellectual perspective on our warmongering and Iran’s likely responses to attack. In short, the expectation of the interviewees is that war with Iran will rapidly escalate and shutdown–completely–oil shipments out of the region, thus crashing the world economy.

All roads lead to civilizational collapse.

7 Likes

Thanks Emph. Israel’s canard, “oh just hit me go ahead, just hit me” U.S. military far exceeds Iran’s;
not to mention Iran is in the right, guess who the wrong?
You have the makings of a true journalist a-la- Pilger and Assange.

3 Likes

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”
William Casey, CIA Director 1981-1987

10 Likes

Yes, the Shootdown of TWA Flight 800 in 1998 occurred during Missile Defense testing in Long Island sound.

The US gov. shot down one of its own passenger airplanes, then chose to lie about it.

5 Likes

So we almost woke up this morning to another war.

4 Likes

The authorization of military strikes, which has already happened, was illegal and an act of treason. Congress needs to call out this crime - against not just Iran but the U.S. constitution - for what it is and declare that the criminals ARE being charged and WILL be prosecuted. Otherwise, ‘We-the-People’ need to intervene with ‘Direct Action’ and remove these dangerous monsters from power. Waiting for the next election is no longer an option - it would simply be a capitulation.

9 Likes

Thank you for the reminder to stay vigilant to
“the danger to our national security inherent in any passionate attachment of our elected officials for any foreign nation.”
~ Third recommendation at the end of this Morrer Report

Today’s article from Caitlin Johnstone has me questioning whether these US Naval officials could legally provide these details under the “Muzzle the] Patriot Act.”

4 Likes

See, when actual war criminals start illegal wars and are not held accountable, when the media gives them space to call for more illegal wars of aggression, when they are not in jail but hired and push for more war, when anti war voices are few and far between and when the media is little better than Pravda, you get this. And few are mentioning our sanctions, which are destroying the country. Like every other issue, our system is broken and our society is deeply troubled and the political system has little effective response. This should get Trump impeached. If these monsters start a war, Bolton, Pompeo and Abrams have to be tried for war crimes. People here and around the world have to hold them accountable.

19 Likes

Thanks Laura! That phrase “passionate attachment” (likely) springs from Geo Washington’s farewell Address warning of the “favorite nation”, and should be remembered.

"So likewise, a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification. It leads also to concessions to the favorite nation of privileges denied to others which is apt doubly to injure the nation making the concessions; by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained, and by exciting jealousy, ill-will, and a disposition to retaliate, in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld. And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themselves to the favorite nation), facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding, with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation,"

Washington might have been talking directly to the current subversion both foreign and domestic, of Israel and its treasonous sycophants.

7 Likes

Nancy P. – “Impeachment is off the table. But not more arms deals.”

6 Likes

Really? Really? Really? He pulled back at the last minute? What an exciting story!

So who ordered the airstrikes? More to come folks. More to come.

2 Likes